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MPI Ottawa Education Event – Summer of Preparation: Contract changes and what to look for

September 1, 2021
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Date:                  September 1, 2021

Time:                  12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Venue:                Virtual

Come join Heather Reid, ARCT, MSc, DES, Founder & CEO, Planner Protect Inc. and your fellow MPI Ottawa colleagues for a fireside chat about all things contracts.  COVID has put this industry through the wringer and it’s finally time to get back to in-person events.  Contracts are always a hot topic within the events industry but more so now than ever as we transition back to in-person or hybrid events.  Submit your burning questions in advance to our “quasi-legal eagle”, Heather Reid and join us for this important and timely fireside chat.

12:15 PM          Welcome

12:30 PM          Fireside Chat with Heather Reid


Member                              $30.00

Non-Member                  $40.00

Student                                $15.00

About Speaker:
Heather Reid

Heather Reid is Founder and CEO of Planner Protect Inc.  With almost 30 years’ experience as an independent event planner, Planner Protect Inc. helps event hosts and industry professionals negotiate thorough and balanced contracts.  Planners, venue representatives and corporate events teams all recognize Heather as a trusted and knowledgeable expert in her field.

Heather has received awards for her thought leadership and commitment to the industry including Connect Association’s 15 over 50 (2021), a Smart Women in Meetings award in the “Innovator” category (2017), and the Canadian Meetings & Events Expo (CMEE) Hall of Fame award – also in the “industry Innovator” category (2017).

To avoid “down-time” during our COVID-induced industry pause – Heather undertook two major projects.  First, Heather collaborated with Heidi Wilker CMP Emeritus on a year-long, national project ( documenting the experiences and insights of 38 Canadian event planners as they deconstructed or reconstructed their impacted events. 

And second, Heather enrolled in a year-long, accelerated Paralegal Studies course to enhance her legal knowledge in order to serve Planner Protect Inc.’s clients even better!  She plans to be licensed in February 2022.

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